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Published on January 1, 2005

New Developments in Fluorosilicone Rubber Grades with Improved Oil- and Fuel-Resistance

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Date Published January 1, 2005

This Report has been authored by:Joseph Joyce at Critech Inc.

Higher performance and longer service automotive applications are demanding products that have oil and fuel resistance. There are several new fluorosilicone liquid injection molded products based on fluoro-methyl copolymers with improved resistance to lubricants and fuels. The products deliver improved resistance to oils and fuels, much lower swell rates, resistance to blow-by-gases in diesel engines, have self lubricating properties, low compression set, outstanding temperature stability, and processing similar to standard liquid silicone rubber. The paper will show new fluorosilicone products as well as testing in various oils and fuels demonstrating the ability of these materials to perform in tough automotive applications.

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